Author Topic: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B OTV-4) - May 20, 2015 to May 7, 2017 - UPDATES  (Read 150096 times)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #382 on: 05/07/2017 02:24 PM »
The second link reveals that OTV-5 will launch later in 2017. Has a possible launch for this appeared on the schedule yet?
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #383 on: 05/07/2017 02:28 PM »
The second link reveals that OTV-5 will launch later in 2017. Has a possible launch for this appeared on the schedule yet?
Maybe this one from 2018?
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March - AFSPC-11 - Atlas V 551 (AV-079) - Canaveral SLC-41

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #384 on: 05/07/2017 02:28 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #385 on: 05/07/2017 02:30 PM »
The second link reveals that OTV-5 will launch later in 2017. Has a possible launch for this appeared on the schedule yet?
Maybe this one from 2018?
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March - AFSPC-11 - Atlas V 551 (AV-079) - Canaveral SLC-41

Must be so is that date wrong then, deliberately so?

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #386 on: 05/07/2017 02:31 PM »
Mods perhaps a thread merge with Jester unless you feel a stand-alone thread for this "first"...
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #387 on: 05/07/2017 02:46 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #388 on: 05/07/2017 02:52 PM »
Excuse the dumb question, but why is there a space shuttle next to the runway?
Titan IVB was a cool rocket

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #389 on: 05/07/2017 02:59 PM »
Excuse the dumb question, but why is there a space shuttle next to the runway?

mock orbiter "Inspiration"

http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-042916a-space-shuttle-inspiration-slf.html
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #390 on: 05/07/2017 03:27 PM »
Nice to finally see something land from space on the old SLF again!

I propose we keep the name SLF, but alter it slightly - Spaceplane Landing Facility! :)
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #391 on: 05/07/2017 03:35 PM »
The second link reveals that OTV-5 will launch later in 2017. Has a possible launch for this appeared on the schedule yet?

It's not launching on an Atlas in 2017.
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The second link reveals that OTV-5 will launch later in 2017. Has a possible launch for this appeared on the schedule yet?

It's not launching on an Atlas in 2017.

That was an Air Force press release I quoted from, I'd think they'd know when their own vehicle is launching.
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The #AirForce #X37B #OTV4 has returned from orbit and has landed safely @NASAKennedy. Stay tuned for more info.
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And this is the first time an X-37 has been refurbished at an OPF? (I know the last three landed at Vandenberg but I don't know where they were later serviced).

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 501- AFSPC-05 (X-37B) - May 20, 2015
« Reply #396 on: 05/07/2017 06:12 PM »
The second link reveals that OTV-5 will launch later in 2017. Has a possible launch for this appeared on the schedule yet?
Maybe this one from 2018?
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March - AFSPC-11 - Atlas V 551 (AV-079) - Canaveral SLC-41
Atlas V 551 not typical for OTV-launches.
My suggestion:2018 TBD - AFSPC-7 - Atlas V (AV-0??) - Canaveral SLC-41

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I'm guessing the OTV-5 mission will raise the bar even further; possibly going to 1,250 days in space.

Just my opinion.
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The second link reveals that OTV-5 will launch later in 2017. Has a possible launch for this appeared on the schedule yet?

It's not launching on an Atlas in 2017.

That was an Air Force press release I quoted from, I'd think they'd know when their own vehicle is launching.

Newton_V works for ULA. And X-37B launch on Atlas V 501.

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The second link reveals that OTV-5 will launch later in 2017. Has a possible launch for this appeared on the schedule yet?

It's not launching on an Atlas in 2017.

That was an Air Force press release I quoted from, I'd think they'd know when their own vehicle is launching.

Newton_V works for ULA. And X-37B launch on Atlas V 501.

USAF says, OTV-5 will launch in 2017 from the Cape. Newton_V is known for is reliability and says, it does not launch on an Atlas in 2017. Does that imply, OTV-5 will use another launch vehicle - although we do not know of any USAF launch contracts on Delta-IV or Falcon-9 in 2017. Or perhaps (IMHO more likely) the PR department of the USAF did not use the recent launch schedules and OTV-5 launches again on an Atlas, but delayed to 2018.

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